5 reasons why you should have your hydroponic garden at home

Hydroponics is a cultivation technique that does not require soil, allows the production of fresh vegetables in reduced spaces, and is very simple to maintain.

Contrary to what many people think, plants do not need soil to grow but only require water, light, air, and minerals. In traditional agriculture, plants grow in the soil by absorbing the minerals in it through the water.

In contrast, with hydroponics, no soil is needed because all the minerals the plants need are introduced directly into the water.

This technique allows more and more urban farmers in cities to produce food of high nutritional quality, from the garden to the plate! Here are 5 reasons why you should produce food in your home with this technique.

1. 1. HYDROPONICS SAVES UP TO 90 % WATER USE

Hydroponics saves water // Photo Pinterest

Water is a natural resource that we must take care of, with the use of this technique we do not waste it, it is consumed by the plant or it evaporates, but it is not wasted

2. 2. ALLOWS FOR VERTICAL AGRICULTURE

Vertical garden

A great advantage is that a greater quantity of plants can be produced in a very small space since they do not compete for food and grow very close together, also allowing vertical agriculture.

3. 3. ZERO PESTICIDES AND HERBICIDES

Hydroponics zero pesticides

Traditional agriculture often requires excessive use of insecticides and herbicides to achieve high yields. Hydroponics, because no land is used, there are no weed outbreaks and pest attack is minimized

4. 4. NO SPACE OR PLACE LIMITATIONS

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With this technique, you can produce food from the balcony of your apartment.

5. 5. IS ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Hydroponic garden at home is environmentally friendly

With commercial systems in mind, this technique allows you to grow food in cities without polluting the water or the land, bringing the crop closer to the city, and avoiding the excessive use of food transport and the carbon footprint that this causes.

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